As you tidy up your garden and landscape as cooler weather sets in, it may be tempting to prune trees and shrubs during fall cleanup. Experts recommend waiting until the dormant season or just before spring before you start trimming trees and pruning branches. The result will be more growth on limbs and branches, more fruit on trees and an abundance of flowers.
Early spring and summer pruning help keep trees healthy. Eliminating dead branches maintains the beauty and shape of the tree. However, trimming certain types of trees such as oaks during summer months makes them more susceptible to infestation.
Fall is the worst time to prune. At this time of year, the trees are trying to go dormant. Trimming can stimulate growth or weaken the plant. Mold, fungi, insects and other invasive species can cause harm or disease. Cuts take longer to heal during the fall, creating more opportunity for disease or infestation.
Trimming trees protects property. Weakened branches may break off during windy weather or storms and cause damage to roofs, walls or vehicles. Cracked limbs weaken the entire tree. Regular trimming removes decayed or weakened branches, minimizing the potential for harm to property.
A professional tree care service knows when it’s best to trim trees and shrubs in your area. Local services with trained arborists are familiar with the soils, water, and species native to the region. A tree care professional has the equipment to do the job properly. Large or heavy limbs must be controlled during removal to avoid damaging property or those working on the trees.
Warner Tree Service will evaluate the trees on your property and provide a written estimate detailing the work recommended. We provide services in communities in west Florida including Belleair, Clearwater, Dunedin, Largo, Palm Harbor and Tarpon Springs. Call 727-478-2864 today for a free estimate.